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and in colorado voters will decide whether to raise state income taxes to boost education funding and also whether to tax recreational marijuana. joining us now to talk about these measures are megan verlee of colorado public radio and enrique cerna of kcts in seattle. welcome to you both. enrique cerna, let's talk about this again et ceteraically modified food initiative. this is about labeling, is that what it is? >> yes, it is. it is initiative 522. it would require the labeling of genetically modified foods on to products. what is interesting about this is that there's a lot of controversy over what is exempt and not exempt. and that's one of the things that the opponents of the initiative point out. and they say that they claim that it's a poorly written initiative. and that some items, some dairy products, some meat products, others would not be, would not apply to this. others would. so they think that this is going to add a lot of confusion. they also are against this because they feel that it is going to cost the consumer more money, whatever labeling that has to be done. would be sent do
have famously said after the last shutdown there's no education the in the second kick of a mule. so i have to ask you about the second kick of a mule. what happens when we come back to this argument about debt limits again next year and back to this argument about continuing resolutions for the budget? is there a third kick of a mule in the offing here? >> no, we're not going to shut the government down. we're certainly not going to default. but it's an important time to talk about the $1 trillion debt we've run up. about -- looking at it another way, we've accumulated more debt during the obama years than all the presidents from george washington to george bush. this is an alarming statistic. further evidence of what we're leaving behind for the youngest generation. so when you do something like raise the debt ceiling it's not been uncommon going back to the 12950s for there to be significant reforms attached to it. frequent they happens with a continuing resolution. we think it's alarming that america now has a debt that makes us look like a western european country and we think we
is that the data is so clear on what music education does for children all the way around. not just for their tone or there is a, but the performance in the key subject areas. >> math and science, we can use some mathematicians. clearly in my children. my wife homeschools. we got them into music and immediately, all of their subjects got better. unfortunately, it means everything and one of the first things to go as the music program. -- is the music program. tavis: why did you choose to homeschool? >> we are church people. we are believers. we wanted to make sure that our .hildren were specially guided you don't get that in schools. good at it.ery i don't think it is for everybody. if you are not good, you can hire other people to help you do it. my boy, they told us he is going to struggle. in kindergarten. now he is in the engineering program at asu. my daughter is a high school student at community college. she homeschooled until she was 17. it has really paid off for us. they have a firm foundation. take me back and tell me how you started getting so proficient. >> i started out as an oboe pl
towards education that is not just a piece of paper, you really have to know how to do thing. then the subject came up in the mexican family. mexican family is a very strong unit in our country. and women at home have been the keystone holding families together. now, with the entrance of mexico into the modern world, there's a pressure on women to not only be a homemaker but also a bread winner. so that puts enormous pressure on women. and frankly, i don't think we value that, all they do correctly. because it's very difficult -- >> rose: what you intended to say was and perhaps you said and it was misconstrued was that we need to value what women do because they're working not only outside the home but they work inside the home too and they're called on to do more than men are called on. >> precisely. >> rose: so maybe the an is men should take a bigger role at home some women would say. >> it comes back to valuing work. sometimes there's a feeling that if a woman says well i work at home, i'm a homemaker night it -- >> rose: it doesn't have the same value. >> that's the
successful company one of the best education systems in the world, education is a strange thing, at 18 you take one exam and that one exam makes a gigantic difference in that life if you get in particular universities you have much of a better chance of getting into a good company that runs the economy, what is happening is people are preparing manically for that test and they prep, women as a result have fewer children because the cost of trying to teach people this and the result of a career is people who often are successful but running out of people, the birthrate is going down so it is a weird thing, it is not just a standard economics of people getting more successful, and there are all kinds of straings quilts within it that are making a difference as to how things turn out. >> rose: i remember talking to yu in singapore where the demographics were changing and they had a certain attitude about immigration, which they had to change because they migration for their own economy. >> i think it is very, very important, in the developing of what -- what is happening in asia, and possibl
is having enough return on your assets. >> smith: most of my savings went to pay for my kids' educations. well, this is where fees would really hurt you badly as well. >> this is where fees would hurt you badly... >> smith: a divorce and the crash of 2008 didn't help either. it looks like my own personal fiscal cliff. i'm now planning to work for as long as i possibly can. this whole plan is predicated on working full-time until 70. >> yes. >> smith: and at 70? >> from age 70 to 75, i have you working part-time. >> smith: these days, many baby boomers are planning to delay their retirement. some may never stop working. it's hard. without knowing exactly how long you're going to live, it's difficult to guess how much you need to put away. >> most people seem to feel that at retirement, to be okay, you need ten or 12 times pay. and maybe 15. so if you make $100,000 a year, you need one and a half million to be okay. you need to save more, you need to start sooner. you can't start work when you're 20 or 22 and decide to get serious about this in your 40s. the boat has sailed. >> smith: so w
been an adventure and an education for me, so i keep going. i didn't know "the exorcist" would be a hit movie or "the french connection." i don't think it had much to do with me. you could cite a lot of reasons, but at the time there were no reasons. every studio passed on these films. many of them passed twice. how do you process when you get to this point in your life and you see you have done , how dot is now iconic you keep from sticking your chest out just a little bit? >> you know the great helosopher mike tyson said knocked somebody out in the first round. interviewed byas howard cosell, and after the fight, he said, what did you think of his plan to stay away from you, to keep shuffling away and occasionally try to jab you? how did you feel about the plan? tyson said, everybody got a plan until he get hit in the face. don't got a plan. that is my philosophy. that's the way it is. i had a plan to have everyone of my films be a colossal success, until i got hit in the face. then you pick up, try again, maybe fail again, but fail better. tavis: i am listening to you trying to figur
very or somewhat satisfied with their job. and the results cut across all gender, race, education and income levels in the survey. >> i'm happy, i'm happy, i promise you. a lot of those older workers may need to keep working, more and more people over the age of 50 are accumulating more debt. and in order to pay it down they're saving less for retirement. >> reporter: it sounds like a lot of money, american workers stash away over $300 billion, including employer's matching contributions into 401(k) accounts and defined benefit plans every year. but it still may not be enough. >> i think i may like to put more away for my spending money, towards my 401(k), if i could. >> i don't really put that much into 401(k). i don't have that much left over to put for savings. >> reporter: that is the new reality, the majority of americans with 401(k) accounts or other employer sponsored accounts are spending faster than they're saving for retirement. that is according to one organization, hello wallet. the money spent to pay down debts has risen 20% in the last ten years. >> i save for retire
it somewhere along the way. >> rose: or beaten out of them. >> or beaten out of them or their education system or by growing up and are trying to do the right thing for them push them toward the safe thing when in fact we believe people got to follow their passion. >> rose: how do you unleash it. >> the gray -- great thing is like it is possible if you have some methodology to it, if you are willing to kind of practice at it a little bit. there's a story in the book about a young guy we work with, who when there's a kid he wanted to be a professional music. he loved performances but he hated to practice, right. he didn't think you should have to practice, right. if you were good and just come naturally but in fact you do have to work at it. so as a high school kid he got a chance, he got to see yo-yo ma play, it was a great experience and by lottery he was picked to be one of three kids to ask yo-yo ma a single question. and his question he smiles when he tells this now but he said, his question was now that you're a professional musician, isn't it wonderful because you don't have to practic
an ambitious "back to work" public investment agenda in education, infrastructure which is in terrible shape in this country, renewable energy. and it was categorically ignored. yet the 90 tea party members in the house can shut down the government? >> well, you know, the desire of the progressive movement is for the democrats to act more like a party, to act more like a movement. and there are enough democrats in both houses of the congress to do that, but they need to be more disciplined. and also we need to realize that change doesn't happen from inside washington. it happens from the grassroots and then changes washington. >> but peter -- >> in congress. >> almost every other guest on this show says the same thing you did, that it takes time, it takes patience -- and it has to come starting with roosevelt, from the grassroots up. but we all know there's been great progress in this country on some cultural issues, particularly on gay marriage and equality for gays, but not much movement on the very issues that the people you describe are agitating about out there, environmental issues, in
makes it possible for women and men to gain more equality in their lives. >> and educational attainment, we are tied for first with about 24 our countries. >> exactly. >> but when it comes to health and survival, the speck measure of healthy life expectancy, we're 53rd. much lower than one would think living in the u.s.? >> very counter intuitive since we talk all the time about our high life expectancy. especially for women. the lesson, we are quite obviously one of the few, the only industrial wealthy country in the world that doesn't have a national health system, and i think that is showing up in these sticks nap we like to think of ourselves as being one of the healthiest countries on earth, but, in fact, when you put it all together, people at the top may be doing well, but we're not as a country doing that well compared to other societies. >> another one of the categories that measure is economic participation and opportunity. we ranked sixth overall we we have leadership positions filled by women, but ranked 67th when it came to fwhach equality. that's a conversation that's been
: in face-to-face debates. >> saying the words education and research, that's all great, but those are goals, those are platitudes, they're not plans. >> reporter: and on the campaign trail with the candidates pulling no punches. >> if you like d.c. politics, you'll love terry mcauliffe. if you like detroit finances, you'll love terry mcauliffe. >> ken's new campaign slogan is "fighting for virginia." but after campaigning with ted cruz its pretty clear that its just that. a slogan. >> reporter: stephen farnsworth is a professor of political science at the university of mary washington. >> from day one it was all about how the other side was unfit to govern. and in some ways what's happening, i think, is that voters, at least some of them, are starting to agree with both campaigns. >> reporter: among them: andrea khoury. she traditionally votes republican, but says the negativity coming from both sides has left her undecided this year. >> i think they've been doing more attacking than actually what their platform is. and i think as a voter, i need to know what i'm voting for, not what i'm vo
marketplaces to -- leaving millions of dollars in outreach on the table in education funding, what are you gonna do about the approximately 17 million children wpl pre-existing conditions who can no longer be denied health insurance coverage? >> it's a false choice to say it's obamacare or nothing. there are numerous proposals, including the one i'm a co-sponsor of. >> are you serious, what you just said? are you really serious? >> we've gone through 44 votes-- 48 votes now-- of you trying to dismantle this legislation. you call that cooperation? i don't! >> reporter: next up, tavenner's boss health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she appears tomorrow before the house energy and commerce committee. rough >> woodruff: we'll talk about the growing complaints that existing insurance policies are being canceled, right after the news summary. lawmakers from both parties called today for barring the sweeping surveillance of phone calls and e-mails. but the chair of the house intelligence committee warned it would hurt the hunt for terrorists. meanwhile, white house officials said
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